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October 16, 2007
Media Advisory: Research looks at future of Toronto region labour force
Results of a Toronto region employer research study on strategic workforce planning will be presented at the 2007 Internationally Educated Professionals (IEP) Conference. The largest of its kind in Canada, the conference is expected to attract more than 800 internationally educated professionals from across the Toronto region.

By 2011, immigrants will account for all net labour force growth in Canada. Lionel Laroche of MCB Solutions will discuss the implications of this new research as it pertains to business growth and economic competitiveness in the Toronto region. Indira Naidoo-Harris, news anchor, OMNI News will emcee the event.

Date: Friday, October 19
Time: 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: 2007 IEP Conference, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, 255 Front St. W.

Lionel Laroche is a published author with 15 years of international engineering, management, sales and human resources experience, and works with people from more than 60 countries.

The 2007 IEP Conference, presented by Progress Career Planning Institute (PCPI), is supported by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Toronto Community News, City of Toronto, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, EPIC Educational Program Innovations Center; Chartered Accountants of Ontario, and Information and Communications Technology Council.

Progress Career Planning Institute is a business-focused not-for-profit organization that aligns career development with Cultural Intelligence to enhance performance in a multicultural workforce. For further information about PCPI or the IEP conference, visit or call 416-439-1825.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Rhonda Singer, IEP Conference Chair, President, PCPI, 416-439-3037,
Susan Brown, Senior Policy Advisor, Economic Development, 416-392-9487,



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